Parks, Vigorous Exercise, More

CONTENTS
Parks And Physical Distancing
Vigorous Exercise And Covid
Two More Deaths
Columbia Neighborhood
Subject: Liam’s Birthday Parade
Lost Cat Is Home
Found Keys Are Home
Fl!p’s Pix For Music
Wonderful New Song
Miles & Karina
Editor’s Corner
Some Folks Won’t Get Checks

PARKS AND PHYSICAL DISTANCING
From Millie Johnson, an except about local parks use from the Unified Command: “I know our Communications Team had meetings this week to talk about how to discourage the gathering of folks in parks to keep to the social distancing orders.  Many parts of the parks have been closed to make them less appealing to folks, but we know how nice weather brings people out. I think there is an effort to try and do as much prevention of folks gathering in parks as possible.  In some parks law enforcement has been working to close the roads, but I think right now that focus has been on Clarks Point and Birch bay area where there was already some congregating.”

VIGOROUS EXERCISE AND COVID
It looks like exercise that makes you sweat and breathe hard spreads lots more virus. Six feet is nowhere near enough distance during such exercise, which also leaves droplets hanging in the air in the slip stream of hard pumping runners and cyclists. Please use the middle of our nice empty roads for exercising hard. And if you’re walking, stay away from where the hard runners have just passed by.

https://medium.com/@jurgenthoelen/belgian-dutch-study-why-in-times-of-covid-19-you-can-not-walk-run-bike-close-to-each-other-a5df19c77d08

TWO MORE DEATHS
Bringing the Whatcom County total to 23. Please keep staying home.

COLUMBIA NEIGHBORHOOD

SUBJECT: LIAM’S BIRTHDAY PARADE
Tomorrow Saturday
April 11th @4pm
2602 Park St Bellingham Wa

Hi 4th Grade Families!!
We would like to invite you all to help us shout out birthday wishes to Liam for his 10th birthday with a drive-by birthday parade. Short stops but please stay in your vehicles:) THE MORE CARS, THE BETTER!!!! We have made a Covid-19 cell piñata that Liam will be batting at on our lawn! Making the best of these weird times:) Please join us for a quick drive by. Honks are welcomed!!! Please use W Connecticut St to make a turn on Park St to keep traffic flowing in the same direction. Hope to see you there, Tricia and Ryan Ferry

LOST CAT IS HOME
Thanks Everyone!

FOUND KEYS ARE HOME
Thanks everyone else!

FL!P’S PIX FOR MUSIC
I have music buddies posting videos of songs for these times. These two are really different from one another, and both really sweet.

WONDERFUL NEW SONG
Gorgeous new song, as of yesterday, from the inimitable Susan Ellenton of Victoria BC. So tender, yet so uncompromising.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lI1AMGb07ps

MILES & KARINA
Friends from Seattle singing cappella beautifully.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owb0XCGuT44&feature=share

EDITOR’S CORNER

SOME FOLKS WON’T GET CHECKS
Some of our neighbors in Whatcom County pay taxes but will get no stimulus check. The people who work the fields to raise and harvest  the food we eat are often among them. Around here, many hundreds are out of work till the strawberries are ready for harvest. I heard about a national campaign inviting people who can afford it, to donate part of their stimulus check to help those families. I thought I’d like to donate to local families, so I checked around for an organization that knows the local farmworker families personally. Here is where I will donate: Community to Community. You’re welcome to join me.

Make checks payable to Community to Community or C2C and mail to – 203 W. Holly, Suite 311, Bellingham, WA  98225 or go to www.foodjustice.org  and use the PayPal donation button – but there will be a % taken from the amount you donate.

Love/Fl!p

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